Ghislaine Maxwell's brother calls lock-up a 'house of horrors'; judge seeks answers for alleged treatment

The alleged madam’s brother, Ian Maxwell, issued a statement in which he called for surveillance footage from the “house of horrors” to be reviewed for any information to show how she suffered the injury.  

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan issued the order after a lawyer for Maxwell complained that guards threatened to punish her client after Maxwell was unable to explain a bruise above one eye that was noticed on Wednesday night when she saw her reflection in a nail clipper.

This comes as Ian Maxwell issued a statement in which he said he was “shocked my sister’s guards didn’t immediately refer her for proper medical care.”

Image shows Ghislaine Maxwell's black eye as of April 29, 2021 (court documents)

Image shows Ghislaine Maxwell’s black eye as of April 29, 2021 (court documents) (court documents)

“Instead,” he said, “they bullied and harassed her, effectively blaming the victim. The simple solution is to review the round-the-clock security camera footage to see what may have occurred.”

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He added: “Apart from whatever happened in this ‘House of Horrors,’ I can report that Ghislaine’s family and friends continue to support her. We are confident, once this is over, it will be the prosecutor who has a proverbial black eye.”

On Thursday, Maxwell’s lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, said in court papers that the 59-year-old Maxwell may have gotten the bruise as she tries to shield her eyes from the light that awakens her every 15 minutes as guards make sure she’s breathing.

“While Ms. Maxwell is unaware of the cause of the bruise, as reported to medical and psych staff, she has grown increasingly reluctant to report information to the guards for fear of retaliation, discipline, and punitive chores,” Sternheim wrote.

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, far right, appears in Manhattan Federal court seated next to her attorney Bobbi C. Sternheim, second from left, along with her sister Isabel Maxwell, far left, during her arraignment on a superseding indictment, Friday, April 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, far right, appears in Manhattan Federal court seated next to her attorney Bobbi C. Sternheim, second from left, along with her sister Isabel Maxwell, far left, during her arraignment on a superseding indictment, Friday, April 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

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